Fire and Emergency Levy Regulations

The Minister of Internal Affairs has released a discussion document on proposed fire and emergency services transitional levy regulations as part of the reform of the fire services sector. You may recall Water New Zealand made a submission to the original proposals to establish Fire and Emergency NZ.

The Department of Internal Affairs is consulting on two issues:

  • levy on insurance policies covering different types of property, and
  • transitional levy relief.

You are invited to read the discussion document here: and let the office know if there are issues you would like Water New Zealand to raise.

Input from members is required by Friday 7 April. At this stage our view is that the issue is of insufficient interest to members to make a submission, but I’ll be guided by feedback.

John Pfahlert, CEO